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Dart fuel tank fittings

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Marcus
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Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by Marcus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:32 pm

Hi all, am fitting the new fuel tank mentioned in my other post. I have a new sender from Manners but have a question as to the nature of the pick up arrangements. My existing tank is not original and has the outlet at the bottom of the tank. The new tank has the pick up on the upper surface. I imagine that there must be a metal fitting with a tube extending to the lower level of the tank. My Majrstic Major has something similar with a petrol reserve solenoid fitted although I’m not sure whether Darts had such a device.
Anyway, I need to find a suitable replacement as I don’t have anything to take off the old tank.
Can anyone provide a description or a photo as to what I’m looking for?
Thanks
Marcus

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 pm

What you are after is very similar if not identical to the unit on the Majestic Major.

This is a picture of a unit from an Aston Martin but is exactly the same as the Dart unit with reserve solenoid valve. The only difference would be in the length of the two pick-up tubes.
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This shot shows the unit fitted to an SP tank.....
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It's probably worth asking Barry Thorne if he has one or perhaps if knows of a source.
Nick

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by Marcus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:38 pm

Brilliant!!
Thanks, just what I needed...;)

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by DaveM » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 am

Here's a rare picture, shows the length of the fuel pick up pipes when installed in the tank
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Cheers Dave

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by Marcus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:04 am

Thanks Dave. That’s useful. I didn’t realise the pick up tube went virtually to the bottom.

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by John Chatfield » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm

Hi Marcus, Bryan Purves has a none reserve pick-up try him on bryanpurves1@gmail.co
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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by migray » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am

Aston Martin specialist Four Ashes Garage have had new parts made for the petrol reserve units. I think they can supply complete units as well as refurbish with anodized ethanol resistant fittings.

https://www.fourashesgarage.co.uk/lucas ... ng-service

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by peterbee » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am

Four Ashes reserve units are expensive. If you want an ethanol proof non reserve pickup you can make your own using 316 stainless steel fittings at considerably less cost - but still not cheap.
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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by silverdart » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 am

Would copper tubing also be acceptable as an alternative?

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Re: Dart fuel tank fittings

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm

silverdart wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 am
Would copper tubing also be acceptable as an alternative?
With the increasing use of ethanol in fuel, copper is not an ideal material to have in a fuel system. Ethanol attacks zinc and galvanised materials, brass, copper, aluminium, seals and hoses, cork, polyurethane and epoxy resins - many of which can be found in Classic car systems.

There are a number of ethanol protection additives that claim to preserve parts from attack. I use the one from Millers Oils.
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